17" iMac from 2006 1.83mhz still fully capable?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by alm99, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. alm99 macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2008
    Need some help. I am looking at buying a refurbed iMac for the kids 8 and 6 for some online stuff.

    Would this machine with the processor above and maximum RAM of 2gb still be fully capable of running recent flash games?
  2. thetechfixer macrumors 6502


    Apr 21, 2010
  3. alm99 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2008
  4. TSE macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    It still could be a decent web browsing, iTunes, and office computer... multitasking will be limited and HD fullscreen video may be a no, however.
  5. macmastersam macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2011
    Essex, england
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I say find a refurbed 21" might have a bit more functionality and spec for your money.

    And also, you can bump the RAM up to 8 GB on the more latest models as well, which would be good for 2 users as well.
  6. alm99 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2008
    If i am not looking to do HD video would the machine suffice for online kid learning games?
  7. macdudesir macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2011
    Blacksburg, VA
    im not sure 1.83mhz is capable of booting snow leopard ;). in all seriousness though, I think it would be fine for web browsing...however, you are kind of pushing it with flash games...they can even give my 2011 quad core i5 a run for its processor...it uses 50-60% of my processor...(as a whole)

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